Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2022. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, around it and on it! Daily session are offered through the week for kids ages 6-10. These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project. Kids will learn about sea life, coastal habitats and the food chain that supports us all!
Discover one of Gloucester's most vital ecosystems - the salt marsh. Learn about all of the wildlife that depend on it for survival, and investigate its importance for coastal communities. Get up close with some salt marsh flora and fauna, and play a game to learn more about what it take. For kids ages 6-10.
You may have seen whales if you've been on a whale watch, but have you ever touched their baleen or seen what they eat? Learn all about whale behaviors and observe their food source under our microscopes. Create your own unique whale tail design to take home! For kids ages 6-10.
Take a look at some of the oxygen producers of the ocean as we explore seaweed. Learn about its importance as a habitat and food source, and how humans use it every day. Explore what lives beneath Maritime Gloucester's docks and make your own algae press to take home! For kids ages 6-10.
Sawyer Free Library is excited to host its first annual Comic-con.
The Sawyer Free Library’s first-ever Comic-Con will be on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester, MA.
GloCon 2022 is a free, all-ages event celebrating comics, graphic novels as art, literature and pop culture that will bring together fans, young and old, and creators for a jam-packed day of special guests, workshops, live programs, games, photo ops, and more! Celebrating the library's graphic novel and comicbook collections, costumes are encouraged!
Registration only for workshops required.
Puppets and music at a seaside castle can only mean it’s Hammond Castle Museum’s Day of Puppetry! Bring your little ones (and not so little ones) down to the Hammond Castle Museum for a day of puppet antics, laughter and musical numbers aplenty with the Vaudeville Puppets!
The mission of the EPYC Junior Programs is to develop in its participants an appreciation and love for being on the water in a safe, fun and supportive environment. With some brand new boats and programs, there is something for everyone this summer at Eastern Point. From Harbor Mice to safe boating and a maritime adventures camps offered each sessions. These programs complement our top notch learn to sail and race team programs. EPYC Junior Sailing programs are open to the public, so children can participate whether or not their families are members of the club.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Cape Ann Museum Green on Friday, April 22 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Bring a picnic blanket and your favorite lunch to enjoy the return of spring. Then pick up a free art project at CAM’s Art Cart!
The Annual Middle Street Walk is a great way to experience Gloucester's Historic District while having fun with the family. For 2021 the walk will be more abbreviated than years past. The Festivities begin at 10am and go all the way through to the lighting of the lobster pot tree in downtown Gloucester! An updated schedule of this years walk will be available for download on December 1, 2021 at this link.